Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salary

A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester earns an average salary of $68,651 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Selenium Automated Test Tool, UNIX, e-Commerce, Automated Testing, and Oracle.

$46,478 - $106,657
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$67K
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MEDIAN: $66,879
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$17.45 - $66.19
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$0$119K
Salary $46,478 - $106,657
Bonus $500 - $7,660
Profit Sharing $3,438
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$46,333 - $119,432
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 106
Hourly Data $0$77
Hourly Rate $17.45 - $66.19
Overtime $27.82 - $77.57
Annual Data $0$119K
Bonus $500 - $7,660
Profit Sharing $3,438
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$46,333 - $119,432
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

Job Description for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester

Developing software programs often requires millions of lines of coding, and testing and quality assurance are essential. A software quality assurance (SQA) lead tester ensures that the software functions as intended before it is released to the enterprise or retail sales markets.

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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Tasks

  • Shape and grow a team of testers.
  • Analyze test results and communicate with other teams to resolve software defects.
  • Contribute to planning software development process to produce high quality products.
  • Create and implement tests, test cases, and design specifications.

Common Career Paths for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester


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Popular Skills for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester

Pay by Experience Level for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester

Pay by Experience for a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 65 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 78 salaries. An experienced Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 56 salaries. A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,071

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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester?

Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester in Seattle:
"Seattle payscale software QA test lead."
Pros: Work life balance.
Cons: Traffic.

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Key Stats for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salaries

▲32%

▲30%

▲9%

National Average
$68,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salaries

Selenium Automated Test Tool
▲37%

UNIX
▲26%

e-Commerce
▲23%

Oracle
▲20%

Automated Testing
▲20%

Linux
▲14%

Java
▲12%


SQL
▲3%



National Average
$68,000





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 16%